Looking for early info on this year’s Australian Guineas? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,600 metres every March, the Australian Guinea Stakes place during the VRC Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $1,000,000 prize purse, it attracts its a range of local, national and international talent each year.
For its inaugural year, the race was run as Group 3. Ever since its second year, it has proudly held Group 1 status.
Australian Guineas 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
- Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,600 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Three year olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Victoria Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $1,000,000
- Inaugural Race: 1986
Australian Guineas Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Australian Guineas, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Australian Guineas|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Australian Guineas.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Australian Guineas. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Australian Guineas, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Australian Guineas, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Australian Guineas, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Australian Guineas
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Australian Guineas Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Australian Guineas 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Australian Guineas here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 18/01/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
|The Autumn Sun||3||1.5|
|Pretty In Pink||16||4.25|
|Lean Mean Machine||18||5.25|
|Leonardo Da Hinchi||21||5.25|
Australian Guineas 2018 Results
2018’s results are displayed in the table below:
|1||11||16||Grunt||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||–||56.5 kgs||$5.50|
|2||13||10||Peaceful State||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||0.5 lengths||56.5 kgs||$8.50|
|3||16||1||Bring Me Roses||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||2 lengths||54.5 kgs||$21|
|4||6||6||Villermont||Aaron Purcell||Luke Nolen||3.5 lengths||56.5 kgs||$26|
|5||9||13||Holy Snow||Mick Price||Michael Dee||4.5 lengths||56.5 kgs||$19|
|6||5||14||Muraaqeb||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||4.6 lengths||56.5 kgs||$17|
|7||2||15||Cliff’s Edge||Darren Weir||John Allen||4.7 lengths||56.5 kgs||$4.60|
|8||3||8||Embellish||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Opie Bosson||5.45 lengths||56.5 kgs||$16|
|9||10||11||Salsamor||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Jordan Childs||5.65 lengths||56.5 kgs||$61|
|10||7||4||Main Stage||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Regan Bayliss||6.05 lengths||56.5 kgs||$12|
|11||8||7||Addictive Nature||Bjorn Baker||Craig Williams||7.3 lengths||56.5 kgs||$16|
|12||12||3||Black Sail||Aaron Purcell||Ben Thompson (a)||8.05 lengths||56.5 kgs||$101|
|13||15||12||Aloisia||Aaron Purcell||Mark Zahra||8.45 lengths||54.5 kgs||$11|
|14||1||2||Mighty Boss||Mick Price||Michael Walker||9.95 lengths||56.5 kgs||$17|
|15||14||5||Mr So And So||Anthony Freedman||Beau Mertens||10.15 lengths||56.5 kgs||$41|
|16||4||9||Levendi||Peter Gelagotis||Ben Melham||25.15 lengths||56.5 kgs||$31|
|SCR||18||0||Mahalangur||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||–||–||–|
|SCR||17||0||Paret||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||–||–||–|
Which Horse Will Win The Australian Guineas
The best way to pick who will win the Australian Guineas is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Mile Masters – You want a back that is capable at winning at a mile or over for this one.
- Testosterone Charged – This race typically belongs to the colts and geldings. Fillies usually come up short, though they have occasionally won.
- Upsets Abound – If you think you’ve fairly weighed all factors, it’s not impossible to call the winner at double digit odds.
Australian Guineas Favourites
Early favourites include The Autumn Sun, Amphitrite, Arcadia Queen and Fiesta.
Australian Guineas 2019 Field
The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Australian Guineas 2019 Tips
Favourite: The Autumn Sun.
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Australian Guineas Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2019.
Australian Guineas Barrier Draw
The 2018 Australian Guineas barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Australian Guineas Nominations
Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 25th of February, 2019.
Australian Guineas Weights
Set weights apply to this race. Colt and geldings run at 56.5 kg. Fillies run at 54.5 kg. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 25th of February, 2019.
Australian Guineas Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of February, 2019.
Australian Guineas Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of February, 2019.
Australian Guineas Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2019.
Australian Guineas Prize Money
The Australian Guineas prize purse is worth $1,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Australian Guineas Race Number
The Australian Guineas is race number 3 on the 2nd of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.
Australian Guineas Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Australian Guineas has been released.
Australian Guineas Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Australian Guineas live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Australian Guineas Winners
Winners of the Australian Guineas for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. you can find a full list of winners, going back to 1986, on our winners page for this race.
|2018||Grunt||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||56.5kg||1:34.99|
|2017||Hey Doc||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||56.5kg||1:34.01|
|2016||Palentino||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||56.5kg||1:35.28|
|2015||Wandjina||Gai Waterhouse||Brett Prebble||56.5kg||1:35.14|
|2014||Shamus Award||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||56.5kg||1:36.41|
|2013||Ferlax||Jim Conlan||Stephen Baster||56.5kg||1:35.09|
|2012||Mosheen||Robert Smerdon||Danny Nikolic||54.5kg||1:37.06|
|2011||Shamrocker||Danny O’Brien||Glen Boss||53.5kg||1:35.33|
|2010||Rock Classic||Bart Cummings||Michael Rodd||55.5kg||1:36.80|
|2009||Heart Of Dreams||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||55.5kg||1:35.88|
|2008||Light Fantastic||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||55.5kg||1:36.41|
|2007||Miss Finland||David Hayes||Craig Williams||53kg||1:36.09|
|2006||Apache Cat||Greg Eurell||Noel Callow||55.5kg||1:34.00|
|2005||Al Maher||Gai Waterhouse||Noel Callow||55.5kg||1:34.45|
|2004||Reset||Graeme Rogerson||Danny Nikolic||55.5kg||1:34.57|
|2003||Delago Brom||Tommy Hughes (Snr)||Patrick Payne||55.5kg||1:35.93|
|2002||Dash For Cash||Rick Hore-Lacy||Scott Seamer||55.5kg||1:35.39|
|2001||Mr. Murphy||Lee Freedman||Damien Oliver||55.5kg||1:34.43|
|2000||Pins||Clarry Conners||Shane Dye||55.5kg||2:02.31|